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? >> oh, come on. come on! hey, it has been a pleasure. on your first show for cnn. >> thank you very much. i appreciate it. >> for rachel nichols and jared greenberg, this is ernie johnson. cnn "newsroom" with don lemon starts right now. so long from new orleans. >>> as we go on the air, it is day five of a tense standoff in a small alabama town where a military veteran is holding a 5-year-old boy hostage inside an underground bunker after kidnapping him from a school bus. a community vigil just wrapped up. live to midland city, alabama in a few minutes. hello, i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. mean time, two other major stories we're following this hour. both are overseas. both have big impact here in the united states. we have new details on a deadly attack on an american embassy to tell you about. and in the same country, turkey, an american woman who has been missing for several days, has been found. but the news is not good. this is her, a photographer from new york city, 33 years old. was traveling alone in it istanbul and last heard from nearly two weeks ago. live now from cnn'
news on their phones or going to cnn or watching c-span. these things were cultivated in that period sauternes out pulitzer played a historically significant role and the fascinating life that made for great reading but the influence he yielded is with us today. the reason people don't remember pulitzer today as much is in some ways his accomplishment is so happenstance. we're so used to what it is. in the nineteenth century, printing was the internet. i can book a ticket now or everyday -- all commonplace things we don't think it's such a great deal and in some way i am not sure americans remember who morgan was or who rockefeller was or who carnegie was but we drive across a bridges made with steel, that is the carnegie gift, using cars powered by oil, all the world that rockefeller built and using a financial system built on morgan and consuming news built on a system developed and created by people like pulitzer. pulitzer was born in the 1840s and came to the united states as a mercenary soldier to fight in the vietnam-the civil war. they went to recruit young men promising passa
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the biggest obstacle to changing any of the nation's gun laws is the national rifle association. cnn crime and justice correspondent joe johns is joining us, taking a look at the money and influence at the nation's capitol. >> right, and wolf, money donated to canada is just one way to measure political influence in washington, like other areas, grass roots organizing. and with the battle hitting capitol hill this week, we took a look at the money the rifle association has been spending on canada and whether the organization is getting a big bang for its buck. turns out, at least through the last election cycle the answer was not so much. the nra took center stage on capitol hill and didn't give much ground. >> law abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals. nor do we believe that government should dictate what we can lawfully own and use to protect our families. >> reporter: it is the influence of wayne lapierre and the national rifle association that makes gun advocates like diane feinstein, to say it will be an uphill battle. >> they com
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